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Case report

Total anomalous pulmonary vein drainage in a 60-year-old woman diagnosed in an ECG-gated multidetector computed tomography – a case report and review of literature

Elżbieta Czekajska-Chehab, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Piotr Adamczyk, Magdalena Zakościelna, Agnieszka Wojtkowska, Elżbieta Siek, Grzegorz Staśkiewicz, Andrzej Drop

© Pol J Radiol 2018; 83: e334-e339
Online publish date: 2018/07/05
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Purpose
Total anomalous pulmonary vein drainage (TAPVD) is a congenital cardiac defect in which there is no connection between pulmonary veins and the left atrium. Pulmonary veins form a confluence independent of the left atrium and drain to a systemic vein. TAPVD types are: supracardiac, cardiac, infracardiac, and mixed. TAPVD accounts for approximately 1.5-2.2% of all congenital heart diseases. This anomaly is usually diagnosed in the neonatal period, and it coexists with atrial septal defect. Adult cases of TAPVD are rarely reported.

Case report
We report a rare case of a 60-year-old woman with incidentally found, uncorrected TAPVD in ECG-gated multidetector computed tomography. In previous echocardiographic examinations partial anomalous pulmonary venous return and atrial septal defect were diagnosed.

Conclusions
ECG-gated multidetector computed tomography is a valuable diagnostic method for adults with congenital heart disease. It enables evaluation of coronary arteries and simultaneously provides detailed anatomy of great vessels.

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pulmonary veins, congenital heart disease, total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, multidetector computed tomography

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